The Good Death

Book Title: Christeliicken waerseggher : de principale stucken van t'christen geloof en Leuen int cort begrijpende. Met een rolle der deugtsaemheyt daer op dienende. Ende een schildt-wacht teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooueraers, etc. / Deur den e. Heer P. Ioannes David, priester der Societeijt Iesu

Author: David, Jan, 1545?-1613

Image Title: The Good Death

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Description: In the upper half, a dying man is harassed by demons; a table nearby bears serving dishes, a jug and a backgammon board and a banner reads "Remain until the end;" below, a man dressed in vestments and a bishop's mitre dies peacefully, with two people looking on and a sign over the bed that reads "Come, Lord Jesus, come. Apoc. 22 (Revelation 22:20);" outside, a haloed man kneels with a banner that reads "I wish to be released and to be with Christ, 2. Cor. 5. The Latin superscription reads, "He wishes for death, whose mind is conscious of right," and the text below, "Who should not shake before the helplessness and danger of death? The one whose conscience virtue fills with sweetness".

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